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Tamarisk

Tamarix tetrandra

Also known as

Four-Stamen Tamarisk

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Tamarisk

A close up of the pink flowers of Tamarix tetrandra
A close up of the pink flowers of Tamarix tetrandra
A photo of Tamarisk
A photo of Tamarisk

Tamarisk Overview

Tamarix tetrandra is a shrub or small tree with needled leaves. It bears pale pink flowers produced in racemes in mid-spring and has earned a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. Also known as Four-stamen Tamarisk, this low maintenance medium-sized plant produces attractive arching black stems that are particularly suitable for coastal conditions. Although preferring acid (ericaceous) soil, Tamarix will grow in most free-draining soils with full sun. It will need some protection from cold drying winds in colder locations and is best planted in sheltered sites.

How to propagate Tamarisk

Cuttings

You can propagate from ripe seed or from hardwood cuttings in winter.

Seed

Special features of Tamarisk

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Tamarisk

Grown for their foliage which is suitable for borders or as windbreakers. Suitable for coastal conditions.